Well-Shod: This Season’s Best Shoes for Travel

Summer means lots of travel, and one of the most important considerations (after you have booked your trip) is your footwear.  Shoes can often make or break your trip, as sore feet will bring walking to a screeching halt.  Great travel shoes can withstand both airports and cobblestones.  Here are some of the most recommended shoes by travel writers, photographers, and tour guides…the people who know the most about travel wear! Check out our top picks for this season’s best shoes for travel.

Chaco Z/1 Classic

Travel Shoes Chaco Z/1 Classic
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These much loved, dependable shoes have been around since 1989.  The streamlined design has only 8 component parts, a trademark of this simple and timeless design.  Each pair comes standard with adjustable straps so you can custom fit the shoe to your foot. The podiatrist-certified LUVSEAT™ PU footbed ensures all day comfort and support. This sandal is available in a variety of designs and colors for both men and women.

Teva Original Universal Premier

Travel Shoes Teva Original Universal Premier
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Available in styles for both men and women, the original Universal Premier by Teva captures the classic style and spirit of the original, but updates with a modern approach to comfort and performance.  The water ready polyester upper is highly durable and dries quickly after getting wet.  The universal strapping systems with an easy hook and loop closure makes it easy to get the right fit.  The Responsive Float Lite footbed will cushion your foot and ensure a spring in your step.


Travel Shoes Birkenstock
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The classic travel sandal has to be Birkenstock. Arizona Exquisite in suede leather is a luxurious option designed by Rick Owens.  The minimalist design is in contrast to the luxury materials.  Soft suede leather elevates the natural vibe of this iconic sandal style. The straps on this style have been extended, almost touching the ground.  The unique shade of this show is unique to Owens’ collections as is achieved by a process that involved, dyeing, bleaching, and then over dyeing. The distinctive hue is another outstanding characteristic of this luxurious travel sandal.

Allbirds Wool Runners

Travel Shoes Allbirds Wool Runners
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Allbirds wool runners are cozy shoes that are naturally soft and fit your every move. The wool upper is made from superfine merino wool, which creates a soft inside and a water resistant outside. The laces are recycled, made with 100% post consumer recycled polyester. The laces design was inspired by nautical rope. The padded insole and lightweight sole make these shoes perfect for travel.

Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers


Golden Goose Superstar Sneakers shoes great for travel
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Golden Goose sneakers are comfy and easy to slip in and out of, which makes traveling through security a bit easier.  The upper is made of soft calf leather, and the star is suede.  Details vary depending on the style chosen, but iridescent plating is a common option.  The 3 cm insole provides cushioning and comfort when walking. These luxury sneakers are priced between $450 to $650 and come in multiple colors.

Petra Sabah

Travel Shoes Petra Sabah
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This unisex shoe is incredible popular with travelers because it is comfortable and adaptable. The shoe works in a variety of climates, so take it to the beach during the day, then add socks and slacks at night if the temperatures drop. The soft leather molds to your foot, creating a custom fit.  The unfussy design makes the shoe lightweight and appropriate for wear in a variety of situations.

Where will your travels take you this summer?  Perhaps on a voyage to one of our picks for top places to travel? Wherever your journey leads you, this season’s best shoes for travel will help you vacation in style and comfort.

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